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Jun

30

Plastic Footprint Challenge

Are you up for a challenge? If you would like to know how much plastic you and your family use each day, then join the Plastic Footprint Challenge.  During this two week challenge the only thing you have to do is keep ALL the plastic waste you would otherwise put in the recycle bin or […]

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Apr

27

Apps for healthy and conscious shopping

Earlier this month I wrote about the 2016 update on Pesticides in Produce  from the Environmental Working Group (EWG).  Just a few days later the new EWG Healthy Living app was launched.  In this post I’ll introduce this and other similar apps that help you make better choices as consumers. The EWG are an excellent […]

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Apr

20

Some pesticides with your produce?

The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) annual Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce was released earlier this month revealing yet again that some of our favorite fruits and most used vegetables are drowning in pesticides. The saddest bit of news has to be that strawberries ARE the dirtiest of the 50 fruits and vegetables tested.  Why sad? […]

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Mar

15

Do we need more Vitamin G?

More people in Hong Kong are taking up the fight to keep our natural surroundings just that, natural.  We are standing up to stop the development of un-spoilt land and country parks, under pressure for affordable housing and the baffling claim that the more concrete you pour the better the economy will be.  Nevertheless research […]

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Aug

30

Celebrating Whale Sharks

Today, August 3o, is International Whale Shark Day!  I love that a day has been dedicated to an important marine animal like the whale shark.  But what has this got to do with wellness I hear you ask. Well I believe that everything is interconnected, and that includes our relationship with the oceans and marine […]

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Jan

11

Favorite Ingredients of Wellness

Here we are, 2015 already!  I do hope this year goes by at a slower pace than the last. Perhaps it’s because I’m getting older that I feel the years are rolling by far to quickly.  I don’t know, but with all that I plan to do in 2015, I hope, and remain optimistic, that time […]

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Dec

19

Triclosan – the deadly agent in soap

Triclosan is a chemical antimicrobial that is found in all sorts of consumer products from soaps, shampoo’s, detergents and even in children’s toys.  It has also been in the spotlight recently with government investigations and researchers testing its harmful effects. Triclosan has been investigated by various authorities in the US due to concerns that it is linked to […]

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Oct

21

Moon Trekking Madness

Are we crazy for doing this? A question that crossed my mind more than once as I powered on and up through the night during the annual MoonTrekker race across Lantau Island on October 10.   A tough course is nearly an understatement for the grueling 43km or 30km options, that took the us and […]

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Sep

08

Favorite Ingredients of Wellness

Mindbody wellness  mindfulness apps It’s truly mindboggling the number of mindfulness or meditation apps available.  Meditation apps can be helpful for those who are not yet able to meditate in silence or even if you need some help getting into that silent space.  Sometimes a guided meditation is what you need because the mind is […]

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Aug

22

Organic is healthier and 5 reasons to support it

  Organic is something we can all partake of and benefit from. When we demand organic, we are demanding poison-free food. We are demanding clean air. We are demanding pure, fresh water. We are demanding soil that is free to do its job and seeds that are free of toxins. We are demanding that our […]

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Jul

17

Meditation for Compassion

We would all like to think that we are compassionate beings.  Most likely compassion extends towards friends, family, co-workers, the people we come across daily and even with strangers.  Does this same level of compassion extend to animals and the natural world and do we extend compassion toward ourselves? In this short video, Shauna Shapiro […]

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Jul

08

Favorite Ingredients of Wellness

I’ve long wanted to add a new monthly feature post and at last here it is.  I’m calling this ‘Favorite Ingredients of Wellness’  and it will feature some of the wonderful wellness things I’ve experienced in the past month. I hope you enjoy this offering. I hope you find the desire to try some of them. […]

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Jun

13

World Environment Day – it counts every day

As I sat on top of Tigers Head (Lo Fu Tau) earlier this week, contemplating life and my navel, it’s impossible not to be in awe of the beauty of the environment around me.  I wondered if I, if we, do enough to protect and preserve this environment; do we do enough to engage others […]

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May

21

Want to grow your own food?

Growing your own food is increasingly popular, even in an urban jungle like Hong Kong.  A balcony can be your oasis in the city, feeding your body whilst nurturing your mind and spirit.  It offers an opportunity for bees and other pollinators to find a home in the city; to have a reason to come […]

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Jan

28

Wellness, Walking and Nature

letting nature recharge our battery of senses brings balance to our personal and collective lives      Michael J Cohen     Cooped up in a cold apartment and office throughout the day, a glance outside has in recent weeks offered nothing more than grey polluted skies and little inspiration to get outdoors.  But being in […]

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